Marantz PM-10 Integrated Amplifier
Power the most demanding speakers with up to 200W/8ohms and 400W/4ohms per channel.
Pure Marantz Sound
HDAM technology combined with optimized circuit design layout and carefully selected components, it provides exceptional sound quality and performance.
Sound Master Tuned
Engineered and extensively tuned by a team drawing on more than 65 years of Marantz amplifier design knowledge.
To achieve such high quality, while still delivering class-leading power, means optimizing each section of the amplifier for its task, just as would be done in a design using a separate preamplifier and monoblock power amps.
Fully Balanced, From Input to Final Power Section
By keeping the signal balanced all the way through the amplifier, and combining that with optimized power supply design, the Marantz engineers were able to achieve maximum noise rejection throughout the audio path, and the highest possible signal purity.
An important part of noise-reduction is the fact that the PM-10 is a purely analog amplifier: Marantz keeps things as clean and simple as possible with its highly-developed all-analogue design.
Balanced, Bridged Power Amplification
For the PM-10, Marantz wanted the purest possible sound, plus the power and dynamics to drive and control some of the world’s most demanding speakers. To achieve this, Marantz continued the balanced working found in the preamp stage right through to the power amplifier stage to its speaker outputs and adopted bridged working to develop the power required while maintaining that balanced design. This True Balanced Concept realizes a ground-free signal management from the input to the output.
Carefully Selected Components
Marantz has long built a reputation for choosing the best-possible components for its reference series products – and if we can’t find what we want, we design and build the required part.
Built to Perform
Like the partnering SA-10 Super Audio CD/CD player/DAC, the PM-10 is constructed to the highest possible standards, with a double-layered copper-plated chassis for excellent rejection of mechanical and electrical interference, and casework constructed from thick, heavy, non-magnetic aluminum panels. Both products also sit on aluminum machining feet to reduce vibration for you to enjoy your music uninterrupted.
Amplifiers are at the core of Marantz history: its very first product was a high-quality preamplifier designed to make the most of the then-new LP record format. And with a history stretching all the way to that ground-breaking Audio Consolette – which Saul B. Marantz started manufacturing in 1952, and which soon became the first real Marantz product, the Model 1 preamplifier –, it’s no surprise that the company’s very latest Premium Series model, the PM-10, is an integrated amplifier built to set new standards with all of today’s music formats. In fact, this massively powerful integrated amplifier is constructed more like a high-end separate preamplifier and a pair of monobloc power amps, but all in one beautifully finished case, designed both to maximize performance and create a strong visual statement. Making an integrated amplifier with dual monobloc design fitting in a normal size cabinet is made possible by the use of a stereo switching amplifier. Its aim? To reveal the maximum musical involvement from everything from LPs to the latest high-resolution audio fi les and beyond, and with all the power and control required to drive the most demanding loudspeakers, allowing them to perform at their best.
To achieve such quality, while still delivering class-leading power, means optimizing each section of the amplifier for its task, just as would be done in a design using a separate preamplifier and monobloc power amps. Commonly, amplifiers use a single transformer, with separate power supply regulation for the preamplifier and power amplifier sections; the PM-10 takes things much further. A dual-mono design, it has separate power supplies for the preamplifier and each of the power amplifier channels, with one transformer dedicated to the preamp to ensure the delicate signals passing through that section of the amplifier aren’t affected by the demands of the high power output stages. There’s also a dedicated supply for the microprocessor controlling volume adjustment, input selection and so on, ensuring no noise from the control section finds its way in to the audio path.
At a glance
- The new reference class Integrated amplifier
- Four switching power amplifier channels in bridged mode (two per channel) for maximum grip and drive
- True Balanced Concept from input to speaker to realise ground-free signal management
- Massive power: 200Wpc per channel into 8ohms, and 400Wpc into 4ohms
- Easy driving of a wide range of speakers
- Wide-ranging dynamic ability thanks to instant high-current power supply
- Fully balanced throughout: both preamplifier and power amplifiers
- Marantz Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM) in preamp stage
- Dual mono power amplifier configuration
- Separate power supplies for preamplifier and control processor, and for each power amp channel
- Discrete phono stage for moving coil and moving magnet cartridges in its own shielded case.
- High-quality construction with double-layer chassis, 5mm thick aluminium top lid, solid aluminium front, copper plated chassis and high-purity copper speakers terminals
- Double thickness copper PCB for the output section and main power supplies